Did you know that avocados don't ripen on the tree. They grow to full size, remain green and hard, and once you've picked them, they will ripen within a week or so. The skin turns from a bright green to a darker green to a brown/black hue when they are at their ultimate ripeness.
We were warned that it's practically impossible to grow avocados without spraying chemicals... we are proving that notion wrong. And with all our tender, love and care, hopefully we'll be reaping the rewards of healthy, good-for-us, yummy fruit. I add avocados in our sandwiches, in our salads, but our favourite is guacamole. I love guacamole! (Here's a tip that many people don't know... when making guacamole, often, the mixture turns brown and looks unappetizing... if you add lemon, that will help... BUT if you take the nut of one of the avocados and place it in the centre of the bowl, it will also keep the guacamole looking fresh. That's what I do and it works!)
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